US Lawmakers Probe Nuclear Plans in Saudi Arabia
A new report by House Democrats claims White House officials, including ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, ignored legal and ethical concerns while seeking to share U.S. nuclear know-how to build dozens of reactors across Saudi Arabia. The plans would represent the latest potentially damaging entanglement between the Trump administration and Riyadh. The House Oversight Committee is reportedly launching an investigation.
Why the worry? Analysts say Saudi Arabia’s access to advanced nuclear technology could help fuel a dangerous arms race in the Middle East.